Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Discover Morocco’s fascinating history on a full-day, small-group tour from Fez that explores the ancient Roman-Berber ruins at Volubilis, the pilgrimage town of Moulay Idriss, and Meknes’ charming medina. With all transport in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle, this small-group tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in Fez, and it’s limited to 15 people for more personal service.
  • Full-day tour of three top destinations
  • Visit Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the pilgrimage town of Moulay Idriss
  • Tour the historic medina in Meknes
  • Includes pickup and Fez hotels
  • Perfect day trip for first-time visitors

Reviews

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B
, Sep 2018

The driver picked us up in time at our Riad and the ride to the different sights was quite comfortable. If you asked him questions, he answered as good as he knew. Keep in mind that this is not a guided tour in general. The drivers are not guides. They take you to the different places and if you have a nice driver - as we had - he will try to give you some information. At Volubilis we automatically got a guided tour, which makes sense as they can tell you a lot about the mosaics and ruins. Sadly enough a lot of people don't tip them afterwards, which is actually a normal thing to do here in Morocco. Anyways, we went on to Idriss, a small and holy town, where you don't meet so many tourists and continued to Meknes. The driver Always gave us possibilities to stop and take some pictures around. As some girls from our tour had to catch a train and didn't have a clue about the time the tour actually should end, we headed back to Fes a little bit earlier and didn't have so much time in Meknes to spend on our own, which was ok though because we saw quite a lot from the car and by stopping next to sights. As we arrived back in Fes earlier (around 4:15 pm), our driver took is to a good spot outside the Medina for some pictures. All together we had a great time, saw a lot and liked our driver too. Btw. if you are in Fes off season and are a little bit flexible with the date for your tour, book it shortly before by the people in your Riad/Hostel/Hotel...because then it might cheaper than booking it much earlier on the page itself. But this is not a guarantee I give. So, as I said before, keep in mind that your driver is not a guide for the tour. Make some research about the places you go to and enjoy the landscape on your drive and the sights. Then you will definitely enjoy your day a lot!

K
, Jun 2018

The trip was wonderful. I only wish we had more time in Volubilis. It was fascinating!

A
, Mar 2018

We had a lovely day walking among the ruins of Volubilis. Wild flowers were in bloom and it was beautiful! It wouldve been nice to have a guide explain things. Our driver didnt have much to say and didnt take us to all the sites. He left us for a few hours in Meknès to walk around on our own. It was a pity that most of the sites were under construction, so we felt we had too much free time on our own!

L
, Feb 2018

This really is a driver who has local knowledge rather than a tour. The major attraction of the day is the roman ruins of Volubilis. For ruins to really come alive I believe you need a guide to talk you through what happened at them in their day. However, on this tour the driver just drops you at the gate and tells you to read the signs. It was really disappointing. In Meknes, you only get out of the car twice - once when again dropped at the stables and once at the guide's friend's craft store. The highlight of the tour was probably the added extra 6Euro in cash tour of parts of Fez when we arrived back at town early. This tour is overpriced.

f
, Jan 2018

Volubilis was a wonderful ancient ruin to visit and the drive out there was very pleasant but I am not sure that the drive out there and back is necessarily worth it when you include Meknes as well. There was a lot of construction and renovation going on on one of the major sites of Meknes so we did not get to see it. Our driver and guide, Yusuf, was one of the best things about this tour as he knew a great deal about the history of Volubilis, Meknes, and also Morocco and told us as much as possible during the drive.

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, Jan 2018

This was a really great tour and we had a great guide as well, named Yousef. We also had a great random couple that went along with us which made the tour even better. Make sure you wear some comfortable walking shoes because you will be doing a fairly good amount of walking. You do not need a guide when you get to Volubilis and you can explore everything on your own. It's not a huge place like an amusement park but there is a lot to see. However, I would advise getting a guide they dont cost much and even less if you split the cost with a group. It's worth it to hear the history behind everything and get some information instead of just taking pics with no background info on the place.

C
, Nov 2017

This is a great day trip from Fes. The Roman ruins are incredible - in some respects better than in Pompeii. Meknes is a neat town and we were probably the only tourists I saw I always take that as a good sign that I'm off the beaten path.

Our guide Hassan was seriously the best. His only concern was for our enjoyment and comfort. You should request him if you're going to take this tour.

R
, Nov 2017

We were there in October. It was alright - the tour could have been much better. They cramped about 6 full sized people into an SUV so while the tour and everything were alright, it did really get congested on the back and forth. Also the driver kept turning the AC off which was a bit too much in the heat. Overall - there are better tours in the area and this one definitely would be least preferred.

B
, Oct 2017

My guide/driver,Idris,was punctual and welcoming. He's very knowledgable and because it was a very small group tour it was more private. There's no rush for anything even the drive around was smooth with the bumpy roads. I definitely recommend this tour fr a more private and understanding tour!

V
, Oct 2017

This tour was not really exactly as described. We visited the roman ruins at Volubilis with a guide which was extra fine and on the way to Meknes we got to see Moulay Idriss from a lookout. The driver said that there was only one thing of interest there mausoleum but we did not stop. On to Meknes and most of the visit was the lunch at the drivers choice of restaurant. A short tour of Meknes with a guide extra again and optional really was only the outside of the palace I think, the square, markets and an old Islamic school. It was not well explained. Then the store next door to the restaurant to buy metal ornaments, technique demonstrated by the guy at the restaurant who was rude when no-one bought anything. The driver slept at the restaurant while we had our tour. I took many tours in Morocco.At the end of the day I think you get what you pay for and a lot of of them steer you into shops and restaurants to buy stuff. Would I take this tour again?No I would probably pay more for a better experience. As an aside do not tour the food market if you are vegetarian or have a stance on animal treatment. Not a judgement just an observation and I would have appreciated a heads up from the guide so I could have not gone there.


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